One dead in Amsterdam shooting: update

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The man who was shot dead Saturday night on the Slauerhoff street in Amsterdam, is a 39-year-old local. He was assassinated.Police detectives are looking for one suspect. It is unknown whether the suspect fled on foot or by car after the shooting. However, witnesses saw a car driving away at high speed.

The shooting occurred around 22:00. The victim died on the scene. Witnesses report hearing multiple shots. The man was reportedly carrying his 1,5-year-old son in his arms when he was shot.



The area was locked down while police investigators combed through the streets in search of the suspect. Around 03:15 the search was seized. The suspect was not found.

The police are investigating whether there is a connection with the recent murders in Amsterdam and call on anyone with information to call 0900-8844.